A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war.

See history for specific wars.

New Releases Tagged "War"

The Berlin Girl
The Lady with the Books: A Story Inspired by the Remarkable Work of Jella Lepman
Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy
V2: A Novel of World War II
The Unanswered Letter: One Holocaust Family's Desperate Plea for Help
The Shadow Crosser (The Storm Runner, #3)
Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945
Monstress, Vol. 5: Warchild (Monstress #5)
Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children's Crusade
Out of Mesopotamia
Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century
This Magnificent Dappled Sea
The Last Correspondent
The Nightingale
The Book of Lost Names
The Book of Lost Friends
A Long Petal of the Sea
The Dressmaker's Gift
The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom, #2)
Sea of Memories
Fifty Words for Rain
V2: A Novel of World War II
A Single Swallow
A Single Thread
Across the Winding River
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Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
1,184 books — 984 voters
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World War II Fiction
1,023 books — 2,031 voters
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1,940 books — 2,333 voters

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienThe Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best War Novels
1,151 books — 1,178 voters
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The Book Thief
All Quiet on the Western Front
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
All the Light We Cannot See
The Things They Carried
The Diary of a Young Girl
Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
The Art of War
The Nightingale
A Farewell to Arms
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Code Name Verity
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)

Malcolm X
Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.
Malcom X

Lewis Carroll
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Lewis Carroll

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